What’s the Best Richard Linklater Movie? Vote Here.

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April 27 2012 8:30 AM

What Is the Best Richard Linklater Movie?

Still from Before Sunset
Jesse (Ethan Hawke) and Celine (Julie Delpy) in Before Sunset.

Publicity still from Before Sunset © Warner Independent Pictures.

Today in Slate, Seth Stevenson shares what he learned by watching every Richard Linklater film, from School of Rock and Dazed and Confused to lesser known fare like It’s Impossible to Learn to Plow by Reading Books. As part of his Completist, Stevenson also ranked all Linklater’s movies from the “Wistful Masterpieces” (Slacker, Before Sunrise, and Before Sunset) all the way down to the lesser “Unnecessary Adaptations” (e.g. A Scanner Darkly) and the lowly “Zac Effron Is in This Movie” (i.e. Me and Orson Welles).

Now we want you to weigh in. Are you most charmed by Slacker’s “shruggy whateveritude”? Can’t get enough of Wooderson? Have you fallen for Before Sunrise and Before Sunset? Vote for your favorite below.

The poll closes Friday, May 4 at noon.

Forrest Wickman is a Slate staff writer. 



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